For his latest installment of the New York Times‘ “Drawing Dance” series, Brooklyn artist Kenneth Parris sketched members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company when their farewell Legacy Tour came to Minneapolis. Parris — interviewed for the Performing Arts blog two weeks ago — drew company members Marcie Munnerlyn, Silas Riener, Melissa Toogood, Daniel Madoff, and John Hinrichs outside the Walker’s McGuire Theater.
“As we exit the elevator of the Walker Art Center after another post-show reception, the search for a restaurant that is still open begins again,” Parris wrote for the Times. “Dylan Crossman describes the typical line of questions: ‘Did anyone get recommendations? How far is it? Let’s call to see how late the kitchen is open.’ After a whole day in the theater, it’s important to unwind, have a drink and some good food before going back to the hotel.”
So where’d the company tend to end up? The downtown Minneapolis Irish pub, The Local, Parris reports: “It was open late, a short walk to and from the hotel and was able to accommodate large crowds.”